‘sizzling and sensational’
‘Deliciously decadent and suitably wild’
'Gin, skin, sin and fun’
'seductively sensational...a party well worth gate-crashing’
Directed and choreographed by 2016 Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie (In the Heights) and starring the Tony Award-winning Frances Ruffelle (Les Miserables), this sizzling new production of the Tony Award nominated sensation is not to be missed.
A glittering, blackly comic musical set against the backdrop of Manhattan decadence and 1920s excess, THE WILD PARTY tells the story of Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville showgirl and vaudeville clown, who decide to throw the party to end all parties in a bid to save their toxic relationship.
But as the gin flows, the jazz swings and the sexual tension smoulders, debauchery soon turns to tragedy, as even the wildest of parties can’t last forever.
Cast Features: Frances Ruffelle, John Owen-Jones (Phantom of the Opera), Victoria Hamilton-Barrit (In The Heights, Murder Ballad), Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line).
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By Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, adapted from Studs Terkel
2 June - 8 July 2017, Southwark Playhouse
WORKING is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.
This highly original and universal portrait of the American workday is told from the perspective of those that the world so often overlooks – the schoolteacher, the housewife, the fireman and the waitress amongst many – whose daily grind and aspirations reflect the truths of the people that make up a nation.
Employing a range of musical styles and genres from contributing composers including five-time Grammy Award-winner James Taylor and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights) Working makes for a strikingly dynamic and contemporary look at what it is to work and what it is to be a musical.
Working receives its European premiere from Luke Sheppard, the acclaimed director of the Olivier Award-winning In The Heights.